21 Apr 2017

Egypt Killed 19 Islamic State Militants in Sinai, Army Says

“Egyptian aircraft struck Islamic State hideouts in the Sinai peninsula, killing 19 militants, the military said, part of a stepped-up campaign against the group’s local affiliate since it bombed two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday.” Source: Egypt Killed 19 Islamic State Militants in Sinai, Army Says – Bloomberg

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21 Apr 2017

Islamic State claims attack on French police officers that left 1 dead, 2 injured

“A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which hit just three days before a tense presidential election.” Source: Islamic State claims

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21 Apr 2017

Trump: No U.S. Role in Libya Beyond Combating Islamic State

“President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn’t see a role for the U.S. in seeking to stabilize Libya, saying Washington should instead focus on combating Islamic State.” Source: Trump: No U.S. Role in Libya Beyond Combating Islamic State – WSJ

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20 Apr 2017

Ohio ISIS supporter pleads guilty to calling for murder of U.S. service members

“An Ohio man who expressed support for the Islamic State has pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of members of the U.S. military, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.” Source: Ohio ISIS supporter pleads guilty to calling for murder of U.S. service members – The Washington Post

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20 Apr 2017

Yemeni officials say suspected US drone kills al-Qaida men

“Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country’s central Marib province.” Source: Yemeni officials say suspected US drone kills al-Qaida men

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19 Apr 2017

Indonesian authorities hunt Islamic State operative’s cyber recruits

“On Mar. 30, the US Treasury Department designated Bahrun Naim, a senior Islamic State figure from Indonesia, as a terrorist. It was the latest in a series of US government designations targeting the self-declared caliphate’s network in Southeast Asia.” Source: Indonesian authorities hunt Islamic State operative’s cyber recruits | FDD’s

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18 Apr 2017

French police arrest two suspects over ‘imminent attack’

“Two men were arrested on Tuesday in Marseille, southern France, on suspicion of planning an attack during presidential elections which open on Sunday, according to the French interior minister.” Source: French police arrest two suspects over ‘imminent attack’ – France 24

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18 Apr 2017

St Petersburg attack: ‘Man who trained bomber’ arrested near Moscow

“A suspect accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say.” Source: St Petersburg attack: ‘Man who trained bomber’ arrested near Moscow – BBC News

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18 Apr 2017

Pakistan says captured Islamic State bomber before planned Easter attack

“Pakistan’s military captured a would-be Islamic State female suicide bomber in the cultural capital of Lahore before she could carry out an attack on the Christian community during Easter celebrations, the army’s chief spokesman said on Monday.” Source: Pakistan says captured Islamic State bomber before planned Easter attack | Reuters

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18 Apr 2017

How U.S. drones helped win a battle against ISIS for first time in Libya

“A handful of drones controlled from the United States and a small force of offshore Marine aircraft played a decisive role in defeating Islamic State fighters in Libya last December, the most prominent example of how the U.S. military can help win a key battle from afar.” Source: How U.S. drones helped win a battle

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